Maintenance Helper in Schnitzer - Oakland at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Maintenance Helper reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, or the Shredder Operations Supervisor. The Maintenance Helper is responsible for general physical labor within the scrap yard, furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers, as well as cleaning work area, machines, and tools while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. The Maintenance Helper must possess knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

This position operates under flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Essential Functions

  • Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

    • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
    • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
  • Operational Performance & Best Business Practices
    • Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work activities.
    • Work with equipment operators and maintenance department to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.
    • Load, unload, or identify materials, machinery, or tools, and distribute to the appropriate locations, according to specifications.
    • Clean or lubricate vehicles, machinery, equipment, instruments, tools, work areas, and other objects, using hand tools, power tools, and cleaning equipment.
    • Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.
    • Provide assistance to other workers in the maintenance department.
    • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.
  • Equipment & Maintenance
    • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair to the proper supervisor.
Required Skills

Job Conditions

This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

 

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

Ability to: stand for up to 12 hours a day; lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; stoop or bend at the waist occasionally to increase visibility; reach at arms length frequently or overhead occasionally; twist and turn at the neck and trunk; walk frequently on uneven ground; handle and grasp tools and parts continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Maintenance Helper will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Required Experience

Qualifications

High School diploma or GED Certification preferred. Basic written and verbal communications skills.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.